lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah it is stupid good, yeah it tastes like fruit juice, and yeah you should get this while you can. It is all of the good about Belgian Red with a mixed complexity of fruits, slight oakiness, and just tart enough to pucker before a wash of fruit sugar to finish.
Macegan75 (750) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brent shared at toms, pours light ruby red color with some head. Nose is beautifu cherry pie, i can even smell the crust first sipfloor is Luden cough drop, apple juice, and blueberry craisins. finish is rose champagne, great mouth feel. amazing
Browncar (4) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good fruit beer. honestly tastes like a jolly rancher candy. Sweet taste of cherries, with a tart bite on your tounge.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Atom, thanks Adam! Pours a clear, rich red-copper colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweet cranberries and cherries with a light apple. Just a slight tartness and wood behind the rich, sweet fruits. Flavor is similar. Sweet cranberries and cherries with a nice, light apple essence. Just a slight wood element toward the end with a really nice, light tartness that helps this finish dry and clean with plenty of rich, sweet fruits lingering in a lengthy aftertaste. Light, very smooth and soft body with a crisp, soft, medium-light carbonation. Overall, this is extremely well done and delicious. Such a nice, rich, sweet fruit mixture that is balanced with a light tartness and wood note. So simple, but so effective. Just awesome.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle after the carnage of THE Stout Tasting. Cheers to deeblo for sharing! The pourís deep red with a tiny head. The nose is apple pie, cranberry juice, fruit punch, general sweet fruits. The taste is much the same. Nice, jammy sweet fruit flavors. Strawberry, apple, cranberry. Soft body. Really light, refreshing stuff. Vibrant. This is the best New Glarus beer Iíve had.
sthlm (1250) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle] Iíve had this a couple of times now, and Iíve failed to take really thorough notes either time. These terse notes will therefore be in need of a re-rate from one of my remaining bottles. Pours red with a nice off-white head. Aroma is big on cranberry. Cranberry and cherry are integrated beautifully in the taste. Medium-thin mouthfeel. Wow. I am a sucker for cranberry beers in general, and I love New Glarus, so unsurprisingly this was a big winner for me. Thanks for sharing the initial bottle I tried, Guerde!
DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared by Caterwaul. Really amazing nose. Like a fruity yankee candle, without the wax. Awesome cherry, grape, apple nose. Light sweet taste, but not cloying at all, very nice appropriate taste. Spicy yeast note works well to balance the fruit. Clear red / orange color. Good thin retaining off-white / slightly pink head. Great lace. Medium light body, light carbonation, kind of dry finish. Excellent fruit beer.
DalzAle (2010) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark cranberry colored pour, a little light lacing/carbonation and an aroma of tart cran-apple juice. Flavor a perfect meld of apples, cranberries and tart cherrries, really nice tart crisp (almost dry) finish.You really canít do better than this when it comes to fruit beers, almost perfect.
cblado (284) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy cow. This is incredible. I heard rumors upon my return to Wisconsin that my favorite brewery, the fabled New Glarus Brewing Co., had produced a special seasonal fruit beer. After savoring their Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart beers for many years, I knew I had to try it. Then, lo and behold, I received it as a Christmas gift from my grandmother. Yes!
It pours a beautiful ruby color with a thick off-white head. Significant lacing, too. Aroma is a lovely blend of apples, cranberries, and cherries. The flavor is very fruity, with apples up front, and cherry/berry flavors at the end. Itís very similar to Belgian Red, but more complex. The apples give it additional sweetness, but the cranberries add a tart flavor. Sorry Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart, but this might just be my new favorite New Glarus fruit beer!
I paired this with a nice buttery Wisconsin gouda cheese and had myself a little snack earlier. Mmmm...
Terminus (3347) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle-thanks to my good friend Laura for sending me this one from WI-pours cranberry red hue-looks amazing! pink red head with some sparse lacing-nose is vanilla, apples, cranberries, tart cherries, very tart flavors of vanilla, cherries, ripe red apples, tart cheese (sharp cheddar). long tart and cheese finish. WOW this is awesome! palate is lite with sprtizy carbonation from the wood aging and seems to be a norm for the brewery on their fruit beers. I think this is the ultimate fruit beer! It doesnít get much better than this!